Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
Two family members were killed and one was critically injured on January 19th, 2021, after their vehicle rear-ended a semi-truck that was hauling rebar along Interstate 75 near the U.S. 27 off-ramp, according to preliminary reports from the Florida Highway Patrol operating within Marion County.
Although much of the news out of Florida during 2020 was exceedingly grim, the pandemic still raging through our fair state did have one mildly beneficial effect. According to reporting from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the number of car accidents that took place within Florida during the 2020 year was dramatically reduced from that which occurred during 2019. While not confirmed, it is believed that this is the result of less people traveling to the state for tourist activities.
It is currently not clear if or how many people were injured in an incident involving an out-of-control car that took place on a beach in Cocoa Beach earlier this month. Reports from the Cocoa Beach Police Department indicated that it was close to 7:00 at night on Friday, January 15th, that a 39-year-old individual was behind the wheel of a Toyota van and driving down the eastern lanes of Minutemen Causeway before suddenly leaving the legal travel area and driving through an area supposedly closed off to traffic.
A 31-year-old Highland City man has been arrested and charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter for his direct connection to a fatal drunk driver accident that occurred back on November 20th, 2020, which subsequently killed two men, according to the latest developments in the case reported by officials with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
An investigation remains ongoing into the death of a pedestrian who was struck by at least two different vehicles while attempting to cross an Orlando road. What is currently known about the incident comes from reports filed by the Florida Highway Patrol. These reports indicated that the event took place during the night on Monday, January 11th, sometime around 9:00 p.m.
In Tampa, a deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was killed on Monday, January 11th, after being involved in a car accident while responding to an emergency situation. According to reports from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department, the 54-year-old deputy had worked for the law enforcement agency for several decades and was planning on retiring the following day, January 12th.
Police working within the city of Winter Garden are involved in the investigation into a fatal accident that involved a bicyclist as well as numerous cars. What we know so far comes from members of the Winter Garden Police Department who were among the first responders to the scene and issued preliminary reports on the event and its aftermath. According to these reports, the circumstances leading up to the crash began sometime around 5:30 in the morning, when a person on a bicycle was traveling down 9th Street, closing in on the intersection between this and Smith Street. At the same time, numerous other vehicles, most of them cars, were also traveling down 9th Street and Smith Street.
A motorcycle accident within the city of Orlando on Monday, January 11th, is believed to have caused the death of at least one individual and the serious injury of another. An investigation into the incident by members of the Orlando Police Department remains ongoing, but they have compiled enough information from the preliminary examination of the scene to issue several statements on the crash and its aftermath.
The Hyundai Corporation is experiencing a rough start to their new year after announcing a recall over the weekend for over 471,000 of its well-known Hyundai Tucson model due to a dangerous electrical short in the SUV’s anti-lock brake system computer which can malfunction internally and cause a fire within the cab of the vehicle. Owners have been told to park outside until they’re able to have the defect repaired by a certified mechanic.
A 16-year-old high school student is on the road to recovery today after she was struck by a car on January 7th, 2021, while attempting to board her school bus. According to preliminary collision reports from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the pedestrian accident happened along the westbound lane of Avenue G NW near 22nd Street in Winter Haven at approximately 6:20 a.m.